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Blattodea (roaches)

Wikipedia Abstract

Blattodea is an order of insects that contains the cockroaches and the termites. Formerly, the termites were considered a separate order, Isoptera, but genetic and molecular evidence suggests an intimate relationship with the cockroaches, both cockroaches and termites having evolved from a common ancestor. The Blattodea and the mantises (order Mantodea) are now all considered part of the superorder Dictyoptera. There are approximately 4,400 species of cockroach in almost 500 genera, and about 3,000 species of termite in around 300 genera.
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Superfamily

Blaberoidea (3,670)   (7)
Blattoidea (3,608)   (2)   (1)
Corydioidea (291)   (2)

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